Barely a year after Downton Abbey bid us farewell with its final season, we started hearing rumblings of a revival movie in the works. So far, that movie has yet to come to fruition, but according to Phyllis Logan, who played the strict, but beloved, housekeeper Mrs. Hughes, it's still very much a possibility.
"It's not dead in the water by any means, but then I'm waiting for the call," Logan told reporters at the Television Critics Awards winter press tour. "There is a script floating around, but I think they're waiting until it's sort of finalized before any of us get a proper look at it... There's an appetite for it with all the fans. There's definitely an appetite for it. I think if it was approached and dealt with in the right way, it could be really good. I'd just love to get back together with all the old gang and have one last hurrah."
One concern fans have expressed is that a movie could very well deliver a tragedy for one or two characters that the final season avoided.
The ailing health of the Grantham patriarch, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), was a worrisome plot point in the final episodes, and while he managed to escape Season 6 mostly in tact, there's always the chance that the film would ending up kill him or another beloved character off to fuel the storyline.
Logan isn't worried about the potential for heartbreaking developments though. "I don't think Julian Fellows would want to disappoint his fans in that way by turning it into a sort of Shakespearean tragedy," she says.
Downton Abbey is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and PBS Passport.